Not to be confused with maritime artist William John Huggins (1781-1845).William Huggins (May 1820 – 25 February 1884) was an English artist who specialised in drawing animals. Huggins was a member of the Liverpool Academy of Arts. He enjoyed visiting Wombwell's Travelling Menagerie, an animal circus, and the Liverpool Zoological Gardens. Huggins is compared to George Stubbs who was another artist from Liverpool. He is known for keeping his house full of pets.
Reprinted from the Philosophical transactions of Royal Society, 1880.